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The Horror Beyond the Door

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16,249
Score
4.69 / 5.00

Date
11/17/2010
Category
Illustration
File Info
1056 x 778 px
JPG
630.3 kb
Tags
horror
dark
tentacle
lovecraft
  • Frontpaged January 16, 2012

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Acrylics & Molding Paste on Illustration Board (20" x 15")

Still one of my most popular pieces of all time. I'd always wanted to do a Lovecraft-inspired piece and this was the first one. In fact, this helped me to get the opportunity to write and illustrate two stories for Planet Lovecraft Magazine.

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Ylien100Ylien100

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 16, 2012

verry good

awesome work.keep it up


JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Thank you. I appreciate the encouragement.


KinseiKinsei

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 16, 2012

Wow...

Very impressive.
Excellent use of acrylics, honestly.

I really like the way you have the tentacles fading as they get farther from the door. It really adds to the feel if insanity that oozes from the Lovecraft Lore.


JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Thank you. I really tried to capture the mood of Lovecraft's stories in this, right down to not having the whole, mind-breaking horror revealed to the viewer.


charliewildwood14charliewildwood14

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 16, 2012

Very Cool

I need to read more Lovecraft. As for the piece it is very well done. You definitely captured the face of horror in the man's face. Awesome piece of art


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JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Thank you, and yes you do need to read more Lovecraft. My only hope is that in the dreadful length of time it took me to respond to you, you actually have.


XaltotunXaltotun

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 17, 2012

Very good

Loved how well-defined the forms of the tentacles and his arm are. Good work with textures too.

The fire torch seems way too dim for the scene. Nothing to complain about, just an observation.


JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Thank you. I'm glad you like the piece. As for the dim torch, I see your point. It may be the scan though. This is an old file. Perhaps I should update it.


NexusXNexusX

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 17, 2012

Tentacles.. I know where this is going.

Looks like fan art for Dungeons of Dredmore


JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Funny you mention the tentacles. I have a story for you, but I'd feel unkind to just copy and paste it. If you click back one page, read my response to Lord-Kalvo.